How often do you use Google Search? I do it every day, many times a day. It is my ultimate answer to every question. Guys from Google understand it and always try to create new doodles and hidden easter eggs to brighten our experience. In the case of doodles, we can see them on the main page, but not everyone is aware of those easter eggs. Usually, they are references to famous games, events, or just tricks. Let’s take a look at what Google developers prepared for us!
Do a Barrel Roll
Ask a friend to google “do a barrel roll” and watch his reaction. The page will rotate 360 °. It is a reference to the Star Fox game, where the protagonist piloted a spaceship. Having performed the trick “barrel”, he turned over 360 ° and became invulnerable for some time.
There is some code in HTML that makes text content flash. Type in the query “blink HTML” and the words from the search query that appear on the page will start blinking.
Make fun of a friend or colleague by typing “askew” into Google search – the page and its contents will tilt to the right. The next query you enter will fix that, but the person you prank doesn’t need to know.
They spin the roulette wheel, which is shown by the “spinner” request, out of idleness and boredom, or, for example, when they cannot make a choice. Set the wheel the required number of options (change them in the upper left corner of the playing field), and let the case decide for you. And by changing the roulette to fidget in the upper right corner, you can spin the spinner.
Do you know Pac-Man? You know Pac-Man! I know Pac-Man! Everyone knows Pac-Man!
The cult arcade game Pac-Man is primitive but spawned many clones and actually started the video game industry. This year she turned 40 years old. It is activated via the request “pac-man”.
As soon as you enter this word in the search field, Google will show a window where you need to try yourself in the role of a real minesweeper. Choose a difficulty level and try to avoid mines.
A game where you need to spin a four-sided top on which Hebrew letters appear. To get acquainted with unusual online fun, just type in the search “dreidel”.
Those in their thirties or so now remember this game from the Tetris console. The bottom line is to collect food for the snake and, at the same time, avoid collisions with the edges of the playing field or the tail. You can return to childhood and feed the drawn reptile if you enter the query “snake”.
In order to play the old famous computer solitaire, it is not necessary to have access to a PC or laptop. The game is available even from a mobile phone or tablet if you enter the word “solitaire” in Google.
One more simple but addictive game. It has been familiar to all of us since childhood and helped to kill the time on a boring lesson many times. To remind yourself of your school days, enter “tic-tac-toe” in the search field and see if you can beat artificial intelligence (*the terminator voice here).
The next time you get bored, try typing fun facts into the search – you’ll learn a lot.
Google also paid attention to musicians. The developers have built a special tool into the search engine that sets the rhythm using repetitive sounds. It appears on request “metronome”.
Google also allows you to roll up to six virtual dice with varying numbers of edges. They resemble cubes from the popular D&D board game in format. They can also be used as a random number generator. The dice will appear if you enter a query – roll a dice.
Enter “Sonic video game” and you will see a pixel image of its main character on the right side of the window. If you click on it, Sonic will start spinning with a characteristic sound. Just like the original game.
15 Block from Mario Bros
Tribute to another cult game – Mario Bros. This very block with the question mark, from which the nimble plumber knocks out upgrades for himself, can be seen right on the search page for “Super Mario Bros”. If you click on a block, a coin will fly out.
Festivus is a very popular phenomenon in Western popular culture. It is the antipode of Christmas and an annual holiday, the main symbol of which is a metal pole on a stand. This is what the “Festivus” query adds next to the search results.
Back to the Future!
Haven’t found the beginning of the web, but want to know what the first version of Google looked like? It’s easy to arrange: just type “google in 1998” into a search.
If you ask Google what recursion is, it will clearly explain this to you, repeating endlessly his “Did you mean: recursion”.
The answer to the main question of life
According to Douglas Adams’s book “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, the answer to the main question of life, the Universe and all that, should have solved all the problems of the world. A special computer has been looking for an answer to it for 7.5 million years. But Google can calculate it in a second. One has only to enter “the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything”. And don’t be surprised if you didn’t know.
On the 25th anniversary of Friends, Google has added fun Easter eggs for each character. They can be seen if you enter the names of the characters (with surnames). For example, on the Monica Geller query page, a bucket with a sponge appears next to her photo. If you click on it, Google will make the sound of cleaning the window.
Hope you had a great time! Take care 🙂
- Posted by Mary K
- On September 25, 2020
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